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Astrophotography is a special form of photography that (uniquely) reveals
objects that are invisible to the unaided eye - the distances within
our macrocosm are so vast that much of it can only be seen by means
of long exposure photographs. The camera, by accumulating light, helps
reveal mysteries of the universe that otherwise remain invisible. The
earth and all of its life forms evolved from the same elements that
gave light to these photographs - it is all part of our natural heritage.
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NewsNew Images from March 2011 to February 2012:
Conjunction over Stonehenge
M65 M66 Galaxy Pair in Leo
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
M101 Pinwheel Galaxy
M1 - Crab Nebula
WitchHead Nebula IC2118
June 9, 2019
Ramsbury Airfield 75th Anniversary Commemoration of the massive airlift operation to Normandy to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny. Very early on D-Day morning, fifty-two C-47 aircraft, each towing a glider, thundered past this very spot on their way to Normandy.
Please click here to see the YouTube video of this event
Ramsbury & Environs - An album of photographs which illustrate Ramsbury's amazing AONB landscapes, from Axford in the west to Chilton Foliat in the east, including the steep valley of the river Kennet and Grade I listed church
Ramsbury Airfield as it existed in 2010 - prior to the demolition of historical WWII structures
A photographic album of the structures that were present during D-Day operations in 1944, prior to their demolition in 2010
African Adventure! October 2017: A tour of the northern Tanzania reserves: Lake Manyana, Ngorongoro, including the Crater, and the Serengeti. Amazing wildlife footage.
Please click here for the YouTube video
Please click these YouTube links to see two wonderful performances by Kevin Bates:
Ramsbury Memorial Hall, 90th Anniversary Commemoration
Please click here for the YouTube Video
Presentations on astronomical imaging - more than 40 presentations since 2001
SkyMap - Click to see the current Sky Map relevant to the Whitton Ways series: Celestial Sightings!
Open Skies Events - astronomical viewing sessions through large telescopes for the local community
Dark Skies - find out how you can help us see the stars
New article added: Astro-Physics AP 900GTO Mount - some experiences
Visit BBC Wiltshire to see their Astrocruise feature article and their Venus Transit feature
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Last updated: 13 December 2020